I start with Linmary Knits here . She lists which ones are knit vs crochet. They work up pretty easily.
Melinda is one of Darski's 14" doll patterns here if you look at her signature there is a link to her online io group she started to replace the yahoo group she had that yahoo closed. You can find all of her free pattern PDF's there and they are easy to search, download and print.
This is a really simple dress for a 14 1/2 to 15" Baby Doll very easy to adjust to size here. Picture here
Not sure how I missed this one since I use it every year here.
If you decide you want